Tatted skirt

 | July 29, 2008 11:20 am

Has nothing to do with travel, but I’m going to post about it anyway.  Well, actually since it’s what I worked on when I was sitting Yellowstone waiting for the geysers to go off I suppose it’s slightly related.

At any rate, here’s pictures of the skirt I just finished sewing tatting on to.  Still haven’t actually worn it though.  As you can see, it’s a bit wrinkled and could probably use a washing.

The front:


The back (There is another strip on the right.  It’s hard to see because it’s red):


Close up of the design:


Close up of the pattern for the tatters who want to see how it’s made:


I think the pattern came from the web.  I’ll have to look through my printouts and figure out where I got it.  I liked that pattern a lot and think it’s the one I’ll modify for a tablecloth.

Not very exciting for the non-crafters out there, but since I figure it took me about 70 hours for the whole project I’m happy to have finally finished it.

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6 Responses to “Tatted skirt”

Mimi wrote a comment on July 29, 2008

Great work! I like the way you’ve dressed up the skirt with tatted stripes. If you can’t find the pattern on the internet, it’s probably in several classic booklets of tatted/crocheted insertions and edgings. It’s a real classic. Glad you enjoyed Yellowstone!

Anonymous wrote a comment on July 30, 2008

Cool! Looks really neat. Congrats on finishing :)

tattingchic wrote a comment on July 30, 2008

I love the insertion that you used on your skirt. I used that same pattern to embellish a T-shirt. I added beads to it. I got it out of a book and I tatted it over 15 years ago so I can’t remember for the life of me which book I go tit out of. Good job! I did a recent post on my blog with the T-shirt that has the same insertion design…I improvised the pattern a little bit to make it go around a V-neck.
You can check it out at this link if you like.
So fun to meet more tatters online like yourself!

Jessica wrote a comment on July 30, 2008

Thanks for the compliments! I do plan on setting up a tatting only page on the site. I’ll probably get to it sometime in the next month or so.

Tattingchic, I hadn’t really considering doing it all in one color, but I really like that. I’ll have to give that a try.

tattingchic wrote a comment on February 7, 2009

Hi! I thought I had seen that skirt before, LOL! I had…right here on this blog page. I didn’t know I had been to your blog, too! Have touring the country!

Jessica wrote a comment on February 8, 2009

Fantastic. That’s so funny. Well, I’ll be paying more attention to your blog now that I know you in person as well as on the internet. :)

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